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Data days 2014 open data in vlaanderen 1

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Data days 2014 open data in vlaanderen 1

  1. 1. OPEN DATA IN FLANDERS 17 Feb 2014 Noël Van Herreweghe
  2. 2. Open Data in Flanders – the road behind us Minister Bourgeois Round Table 2010 OPEN DATA
  3. 3. Open Data in Flanders – the road behind us 2011
  4. 4. 1. Open Data is the norm at the Flemish government 2. Re-use of this data is permitted, also for commercial purposes 3. Open Data makes use of open standards 4. Open data from authentic data sources 5. Open data using an integrative approach 6. VO business data in a central repository
  5. 5. Open Data in Flanders – the long walk to being “open” 2012 - 2013
  6. 6. 2012 2013 VLAAMS OPEN DATA ACTIEPLAN Noël Van Herreweghe Vlaamse Overheid 14-11-2012
  7. 7. 2012 2013
  8. 8. The Flemish Open Data Platform VLAAMS OPEN DATA PLATFORM
  9. 9. PSI Directive - 2003 PSI Directive - 2013
  10. 10. Vlaamse Innovatie Projecten
  11. 11. The promised land A bright and sunny future? PLANS
  12. 12. • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Too expensive There’s no business case There’s no commercial value It’s private It’s secret It’s not ours, and we don’t know who’s data it is No idea what the quality of the data is We don’t know where to find it It’s not our job It isn’t in the right format I am not authorised People are going to misuse it Image damage for the minister We not ready for this Image loss for Government The data file is too big Not enough bandwidth This is a first step We can’t find it, we have no access It is out of date / too old We have it on paper We don’t know if it’s legal Management says no We never did this before Who is going to use this anyway
  13. 13. • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • No value in it No time / no resources We will open up (but adapt 90%) It’s incorrect Commercially sensitive It is dangerous when linked People are going to make the wrong conclusions This is going to start a wrong discussion We can’t say whether we have it or we don’t We know the data is wrong, and people will tell us where it is wrong, then we'd waste resources inputting the corrections people send us Our IT suppliers will charge us a fortune to do an ad hoc data extract Our website cannot hold files this large it's not ours and we don't have authorisation from the data owner We've already published the data (but it's unfindable/unusable) People may download and cache the data and it will be out of date when they reuse it We don't collect it regularly Too many people will want to download it, which will cause our servers to fail People would get upset It’s very sensitive information We are not ready for this Tell us who is going to use it and we will make it open Etc..
  14. 14. Our future plans can be summerised as such: 1. We are going to keep working on quality. The quality of everything we do, the quality of the datasets, the quality of our platform, and so on and so forth.. 2. The service we offer to our partners and customers, be it internal organisations at the Flemish, be it citizins, businesses or otherwise.. 3. Reliability. People need to be able to rely on us, rely on the availability of the datasets, a single point of contact, constant attention to detail.
  15. 15. The promised land A bright and sunny future? CHALLENGES
  16. 16. Some of our challenges: 1.The quality of our datasets 2.Licensing: proper usage of licensing of Public data is essential. The more Open Data activities continue, the clearer this rule becomes. What distinguishes Open Data from "mere" transparency is reuse 3.Privacy issues 4.Continued co-operation amongst open data actors and open data champions instead of competing against each other 5.Hoping that organizations working with open data or facilitating open data efforts are going to work with us instead of agains us 6.Keeping entities from building their own applications 7.Finding the necessary budget under present economical conditions
  17. 17. focus The user community Open Access Open Data & Mobility 3 oktober 2014
  18. 18. noel.vanherreweghe@bz.vlaanderen.be www.vlaanderen.be/opendata https://twitter.com/#!/opendataforum Linkedin: opendataforum

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